The River Ant at Wayford Bridge
Wayford Bridge is on the upper reaches of the River Ant. The photograph above is looking downstream from the bridge to the public staithe. There are a limited number of moorings here for boats not able to pass under the low bridge, which has 7 ft headroom at average high water levels. Downstream of the bridge there are a number of boatyards and private moorings.
Broads Authority Moorings at Wayford Bridge
Looking upstream the public moorings are close to the road and the low bridge (7ft headroom). It is still a pleasant spot to moor for lunch or overnight or just to lower your canopy for the bridge ahead. There is room for about 4 boats.
The bridge at Wayford Bridge has 7ft headroom at average high water. The approach to the bridge is quite narrow with limited moorings on the right bank heading upstream. The bridge is lower at the downstream end, a wooden board hangs from the upstream end to indicate the height when passing back through.
Wayford Bridge Houseboats and Moorings
On going upstream through the bridge the scene opens out, with Wayford Park Houseboats overlooking some pleasant moorings (fee). From here you can venture further up Tylers Cut to the head of navigation at Dilham. Or moor up and hire a rowing boat and explore the North Walsham & Dilham Canal. The canal once navigable to North Walsham allowed wherries passage from here to Great Yarmouth.
The Wayford Bridge Inn
The Wayford Bridge Hotel is just over the road from the staithe. It has two restaurants and a lounge bar. It was refurbished in 2000, has 15 rooms all en-suite and is owned by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.